19 Nov 2013Earlier this year, four friends and I took part in the Ride To Conquer Cancer; a 2-day, 200 kilometre sponsored cycle ride through Victoria from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula and back again, raising funds of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the only public hospital in Australia solely dedicated to cancer research.
03 Feb 2013We've always said that this web and user experience design lark is more than a job to us here at Thirst Studios, and while that might just sound like a load of marketing rhubarb, I can assure you it's absolutely true. Outside of our client work, we're all always reading and sharing industry articles, and regularly attend industry conferences, meet-ups and events.
29 Jun 2012"The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It'd take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you're lucky... you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go."
01 Mar 2010In conducting a number of web site usability reviews of late I've noticed a series of emergent issues that are common to all. These issues can be broadly grouped into the following list of 7 'principles' that affect the user interface and information architecture of almost every interactive online product, whether it be it a simple web site or large complex application.
10 Feb 2010The great folks over at devot:ee have put together a new "Spotlight" article on our very own dev guru Andrew. The article has Andrew talking about how he used ExpressionEngine on our recently released site for Eastern Ranges GP Association.
28 May 2009Despite being someone who uses the web daily (and a regular reader of The Age) I find myself getting caught-out by the design of their site search every time. Here's how I'd tweak the design to improve it's usability in 5 minutes.
30 Mar 2009I was recently asked to write a review of the Campaign Monitor email marketing software for popular industry magazine, Think Vitamin.